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Tyson Foods; continuing to raise the bar for the Seguin Business Community

Seguin, Texas- Did you know that the biggest player in the U.S. poultry industry is located right here in Seguin, Texas? Tyson Foods Inc., a Fortune 100 company, has carved out a niche as the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods. Seguin, Texas became home to Tyson after the company purchased their current facility from Holly Farms in 1989. The company has more than 700 team members at the Seguin plant, making it one of the city’s largest employers. Another 100-team members are employed at the hatchery and feed mill sites throughout Guadalupe and Gonzales counties. Tyson Foods offers stable employment and the Tyson team members make a difference every day because they know feeding and nourishing a hungry world is an awesome responsibility. Tyson also strives to make a difference in the communities where they live and work. Since 2000, the company has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein for hunger relief. This summer, Tyson team members from Seguin raised $20,150 for Relay for Life of Guadalupe County.

You can duplicate machines and products, but you can’t duplicate people. This philosophy reminds Tyson of the importance of taking care of and investing in its team members. The company offers health benefits such as life, dental and vision insurance.  In addition, stock purchase plans, retirement savings plans, discounts on product purchases through their company stores, and a full-service credit union for team members are also available. In 2016, Fortune magazine voted Tyson Foods No. 1 on the World’s Most Admired Companies list in the Food Production segment.

“Tyson Foods is focused on delivering sustainable food at scale,” said Josh Schneuker, Director of Economic Development for the City of Seguin. “We are proud to have them as a part of the Seguin business community.”

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 114,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com. ###

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